GigFinesse Presents: Rio Nilo | Raquel Liane | Chanel Andrews | Niya Levon
Thu Jul 22 2021 at 07:00 pm to 11:00 pmUTC-04:00
The Delancey | New York, NY
About this Event
Combining soulful harmonies, apposite lyrics, and smooth hooks, Singer, Songwriter and Rapper Rio Nilo looks to cultivate a vibrant and versatile sound. His creations depict and portray themes of love, pain, joy, heartbreak, confusion, identity and a greater sense of self. Rio's versatility allows him to navigate different sounds and vibes, from trap drums and 808s, to guitar acoustics and melodic piano arrangements. While categorization of today's music serves to put artists in a box, Rio Nilo operates outside of these boundaries. That said, his sound encompasses those of Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul, Alternative R&B, Hip-Hop/Rap, and even Deep Pop. Nilo draws musical inspiration from the likes of D'Angelo, Musiq Soulchild, Andre3000, Frank Ocean, Lauryn Hill, Marvin Gaye, John Legend, Usher and many others.
Jersey based Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter, Raquel Liane Martinez (born December 14, 1995) Invites listeners into her world with inviting melodies and a soulful voice fans have described as angelic and ethereal. Using music as her main outlet to cope and communicate, she chooses to be extremely vulnerable in her songwriting in order to connect with fans on a deep and truthful level ultimately aiming to inspire people to be honest and open with their struggles and give strength to overcome them. Some of her influences include: Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Selena, Whitney Houston, Ray Charles, and salsa singer Hector Lavoe. You may have seen Raquel performing her notable song “Circles” on popular stages such as SOB’s and The Delancey. Circles hit 44k and counting streams on Apple Music. Her newest single Work Hard, Pray Harder is set to release June 4th.
Chanel Andrews is a Brooklyn-born and based alt-soul, singer-songwriter. Chanel Andrews' music is best classified as Alt-Soul, with influences of funk and pop. Performing with a large band that helps capture the storytelling and soundscapes of her new LP, "Lover" with songs like, "Lover" and "Always Choose You" that tell stories of sultry nights about two people on the verge of falling in love, or, "Y Pide Perdon", a song about how things that once seemed bleak, can bring hope with growth. You can catch her regularly performing at Pianos and Lola's!
Niya’s career weaves her artistic insight with a dedication to justice. As an artist she has performed with some of the greatest names in pop music including Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, John Legend, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, Mark Ronson and Lauren Hill. As a member of the Ellington Showchoir, Levon performed numerous times for President Barrack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and President Elect Joe Biden.
Where is it happening?The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street near the entrance to the williamsburg bridge, New York, United States